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survived when the polish state had been literally have l apart by russia and others. and that gave john paul ii a distinctive view of history. unlike those who imagine that politics drives history, or economics drives history or some combination of politics and economics drives history, john paul ii believes that culture drives history, and that the card of culture is religious faith. that's what he deployed in those remarkable nine days in june of 1979 when in a sense he restored back to the polish people their identity. the truth about themselves. and told them they'd find tools of resistance that tyranny could not match in that reclamation of their identity. and, of course, the solidarity movement was born 13 months later, and the revolution of '89 unfolded over the next decade. >> and he was such a -- >> so that distinctive polish experience of culture first. >> and he had such a connection with young people. i understand that we may have a picture -- yes, we do -- from poland. these images you're seeing from the vatican certainly being watched with keen into in john paul ii's nativ
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